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Our Commitment to Ethical, Safe ABA Therapy
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September 23, 2020

Our Commitment to Ethical, Safe ABA Therapy

Certification and Licensing of Clinical Staff

At Thrive Behavior Centers, our team is committed to providing safe, ethical and effective ABA therapy for your child. Our supervising clinicians are Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Licensed Behavior Analysts (LBAs) in the state of Texas. BCBAs are required to uphold a strict, client-focused code of ethics.
Our behavior technicians are required to earn the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification, which includes extra training in both ethical and safety concerns. Our BCBAs are required by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to supervise our technicians for at least five percent of their therapy sessions. In addition to these requirements, Thrive Behavior Centers clinicians regularly provide ongoing staff development training for our clinicians and staff.
For more information on the RBT or BCBA certifications, ethical standards or supervision standards, click here. If you have ethical or safety concerns, please immediately contact your child’s BCBA, or Thrive management.

CPR/AED/BLS Certification

Our team members are also required to obtain and maintain CPR/AED and/or Basic Life Saving certification. In the event of a loss of consciousness, staff members will notify first responders, and staff will follow directives provided by 911 operators until medical help arrives. Staff will also notify parent/guardian(s) as soon as possible.

Safety-Care® Crisis Intervention

Additionally, designated staff members at each center are also trained in the Safety-Care® Behavioral Training Program. Safety-Care® is an ABA-based crisis de-escalation program that focuses on teaching functional behaviors while using evidence-based procedures to keep clients and staff as safe as possible. If necessary, use of crisis de-escalation strategies will be detailed in your child’s ABA Treatment Plan. Click here for more information on Safety-Care®.

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